I’ve never been to Japan, but my husband has. He lived there for 2 years and he has returned two different times for business trips. It looks like the most amazing place and I love to see his photos of all the amazing people and sights. Surprisingly, I’ve hardly made any scrapbook pages for him with these pictures. I decided that needed to change and I had so much fun creating these layouts:
When Jeff returned to Japan in May of 2000, it was interesting to see pictures of the traditional culture of Japan set in a modern landscape. These photographs are a visual representation of the unique blend of old and new Japan.
Journaling (with help from my hubby and wikipedia)
This is a Shinto shrine. People will come to a shrine like this to pay offerings. Inside the building is a box with a large wood mesh that will allow money in but not hands. It is a religious building intended for worship. There are a lot of these in Japan. According to Wikipedia, the number of Shinto shrines in Japan is estimated to be around 100,000.
Supplies: Kitty Designs 365 Inspiration 3. Japanese wordart by Yoshiko Utsunomiya (formerly available at Pixel Canvas which is now closed. If anyone knows where I can find more of her designs, please let me know!) Asian Artistry by Emiko Designs (who used to be at After Five Designs, but retired several years ago – *sigh). Font is Franklin Gothic.
I just love Asian themed digi kits and supplies and I wish I could find more of them, especially Japanese or Korean designs. The few kits that are out there seem to be more Chinese in nature. Nothing wrong with that, but I have a Hubby who has several years of pictures from Japan, and a brother who was born in Korea, so those are my needs. If you have any great enabling for me, I’d really appreciate it!